Ah Haa: 7th Annual BRAvo Invitational, 10/13

Ah Haa: 7th Annual BRAvo Invitational, 10/13

For Telluride’s Ah Haa School for the Arts 7th annual BRAvo event, the community is encourage to pick up a naked undergarment at the school and return it decorated by Friday, October 7. Ah Haa’s regular hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call (970) 728-3886.


Boy in bras?

Nope, not a drag club.

Anything but a drag.

And too good to be kept secret.


Mark your calendar for Thursday, October 15, 7 p.m., historic New Sheridan Bar, when the Ah Haa School for the Arts presents the 7th annual BRAvo event, the raciest, funnest fundraiser of the year. Come early for drink specials and to be sure you find a great spot for viewing the show.

And when firefighters, law enforcement officials, a gaggle of service workers join other gentlemen from the Telluride community, they put it all out there for two worthy causes: a portion of the proceeds from the invitational benefit the San Miguel Resource Center and the Montrose-based Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Group of Southwestern Colorado.

“BRAvo has become an exciting event for our community to get involved in. Everyone from local artists, firemen, the Sheridan Bar, and others have helped made this event a unique way for our community to come together, express itself creatively and shine a light on serious and often very painful challenges,” said Kathleen Cole, special events and marketing, Ah Haa School for the Arts. “And it is so important we shine a light and support the huge issues facing so many women and men, helped by our two partner nonprofits.”


The Resource Center is the region’s only nonprofit dedicated to eliminating interpersonal violence in the region. Through intervention services and prevention education, the San Miguel Resource Center provides an invaluable service to the Telluride community and beyond.

Bosom Buddies is a breast cancer support group. The organization provides emotional and financial support to individuals living in small communities in southwestern Colorado affected by breast cancer.

We all know Telluride is a uniquely talented community. At no time is this more apparent than in the bras people submit for the BRAvo fundraiser each year: everything from bottle caps, paint, felt, even keys and electronics have adorned the undergarments-as-canvas Ah Haa provides each year.

And the men who model the unmentionables are equally colorful and uninhibited. Why men? Because breast cancer effects men through their mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives. Having guys be the models allows them to become an active part of the happening, turning the tables in a fun and festive way.


Again, if you would like to support BRAvo – pun intended – drop off your art bra at Ah Haa’s eadquarters: The Depot, 300 South Townsend, by October 7.

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